Be careful what you fill out online...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Derkderkall, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    So, I filled out a form for what I thought was a free issue of Bicycling magazine, with a chance to win a $10,000 custom bike.

    I was surprised to instead receive, in the mail today, a fitness video accompanied with a $32 bill....

    Slightly pissed.....:mad:

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  2. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Entering any contest or signing up for anything free is just a gift of your contact info so they can spam you. Not worth it....

    Getting something you didn't ask for along with a bill for it seems pretty much par for the course.

    I only submit fake info (name, DOB, etc) unless I'm making a purchase online.
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Derek, if you want bike porn, come and see me once in a while and I will give you a stack of Mountain Bike Action mags. I've had a subscription for about 10 years.
     
  4. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Just look at the bright side, all you need to do is pop that DVD in and you’ll be toned af. Worth it IMO.
     
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  5. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    And learn how to punch like a chick!
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    You're the product, not the customer. And you will now be sold to other customers, so keep your finger near the block button. Free?... :(:bang:
     
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  7. Rob G

    Rob G Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    349 miles north of Canada
    Name:
    Rob G
    Current Bike:
    Proflex Beast. Giant ATX
    A gullible co-worker filled in all the right fields to get the "free iPad" she had "won".
    Her new credit card arrived just a few days later.
    Surprise!
     
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  8. Racer X

    Racer X Member

    Location:
    Here
    Name:
    B
    Current Bike:
    GT Zaskar
  9. Oaken

    Oaken Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    I often sign up my husky or chihuahua. It’s amazing what mail they’ll get.
     
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  10. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo
    I won a ski trip to Chile.
     
  11. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Only a $7832.00 service charge and it's all yours!
     
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  12. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo
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  13. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
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  14. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Well, he did say skiing and not snow skateboarding - not that there is anything wrong with that :sneaky:
     
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  15. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
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